Reviewed by GearFetish1 from Fountain Valley, CA on Monday, February 6, 2012
You are in for such a treat when you buy this little gem. Firstly, I have been coveting this stove for nearing a year but other items took precedence over this purchase. Then along came one of those STP-just-can't-pass-it-up bargains. I was in and couldn't wait to get this one lit. Out of the box it's simple. All you do is unfold it and attach it to your canister fuel. I had a Jetboil brand canister nearby so I can only speak for that brand but it went on with no problems. I say this because there have been other reviewers who had a difficulty finding a can onto which the stove would seat without gas leaking past the o-ring. Now problems here. Another thing that people seemed to have difficulty with was the stability of the mechanism that allows the stove to fold to a space-saving right angle. Some reviewers found that they had to tighten the screws that hold it together. Also no problems here. There is one thing worth noting but it is not a deal-breaker, only a comment. The key that passes through the flame control valve screw just fell out. I thought that was a silly thing to happen, literally, right out of the box. However, I left it off for my test and used my thumb and index to control the flame. I found this method preferable. You'll need to find your own way to deal with this. Otherwise, I'm looking forward to the weight savings. Thanks STP for another great one!
Best Uses: Backpacking, High Altitude
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
Pros: Compact, Easy to Light, Lightweight, Powerful
Reviewed by BG from Montclair, NJ on Sunday, August 7, 2011
Screwed this on to a half-full Primus canister, and nothing--no gas sound when I opened the lever, and of course, no lighting. I immediately switched it out for my old MSR Wind Pro, which ignited as usual. I tried tightening, and then loosening the Flex, but couldn't get any gas. I notice that the pin that inserts into the canister hole is slightly larger than the pin on my Wind Pro. And the area inside the O-ring is slightly smaller. But it certainly should work on the Primus canister--which I think is made, or at least marketed, by the same company as the stove. Am returning it for an MSR pocket rocket, which is significantly cheaper.
Reviewed by JB from Gillette, WY on Thursday, May 12, 2011
My husband and I like to go backpacking. We bought two, one for me and one to replace his old one. We won't have to wait to boil our water for our pack food anymore. This product is lightweight and easy to store. We can't wait to go out this summer with them! And they were on super sale! Can't beat that!
Reviewed by Will from Utah on Friday, March 18, 2011
I have used this stove for a couple of years (~8 backpacking trips) and I really like it. I have used fairly large pots on it; and although it at times felt a little wobbly I have never had a spill. A previous review mentioned set screws which tighten the assembly. I will try this out. The stove puts out plenty of heat and seems to boil water faster than some of the stoves my friends use. I have cooked pancakes, eggs, fish, stew, soup, and of course boiled water with great success. I love that it fits under the fuel canister. Super light and compact. I wish it had a built-in igniter, but lighting it is fairly easy. It's not cheap, so buy it on sale.
Best Uses: Backpacking
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
Pros: Compact, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Powerful